During the session, Torvalds also explained why he became a developer in the first place. He said that when he started, he didn't have money to run Unix on his own machine. He also noted that his friends were playing games on their computers that he couldn't afford, so he had to learn to program. "Necessity made me try to do something," Torvalds said.
Update (11:07 AM Friday, September 27, 2013 (GMT): Today Linus told the media that the Government Never Asked him for a Backdoor in Linux. He said , that was a simple joke, which was taken so seriously and goes viral on Twitter.
"Oh, Christ. It was obviously a joke, no government agency has ever asked me for a backdoor in Linux," Torvalds told Mashable via email.